372 Palma

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372 Palma
372Palma (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 372 Palma based on its light curve
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date 19 August 1893
Designations
MPC designation (372) Palma
Pronunciation /ˈpælmə/
Named after
Palma
1893 AH
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 122.54 yr (44757 d)
Aphelion 3.9693 AU (593.80 Gm)
Perihelion 2.33325 AU (349.049 Gm)
3.15125 AU (471.420 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.25958
5.59 yr (2043.3 d)
275.769°
0° 10m 34.284s / day
Inclination 23.828°
327.37°
115.582°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 188.62±3.2 km[1]
191.12 ± 2.68 km[2]
Mass (5.15 ± 0.64) × 1018 kg[2]
Mean density
1.40 ± 0.18 g/cm3[2]
8.567 h (0.3570 d)[1]
0.0655±0.002[1]
BFC/B[1]
7.5[1]

372 Palma is one of the largest main-belt asteroids. It is a B-type asteroid.

It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on August 19, 1893, in Nice, it is thought to be named for the capital city of Majorca, an island in the Balearics (Spain), which are located south of France. It is one of seven of Charlois's discoveries that was expressly named by the Astromomisches Rechen-Institut (Astronomical Calculation Institute).[3]

Occultations[edit]

Since 2000, it has been observed 14 times in an Asteroid Occultation event, a number of which produced multiple chords revealing the asteroid's size and shape.[4]

Plot of an occultation of the star HIP 41975 observed on January 26, 2007 by a group of American home-based and mobile citizen astronomers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 372 Palma". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science, 73, pp. 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336Freely accessible, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.
  3. ^ Schmadel Lutz D. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (fifth edition), Springer, 2003. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.
  4. ^ "PDS Asteroid/Dust Subnode". sbn.psi.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-25. 

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